Crown House 81.WAW.PL
The project by 81.WAW.PL was visualized by 3D artist Michal Nowak and as the name suggests, the angular roof and its monochromatic contrast serves as definition to highlight its crown-influenced shape. start white walls and sharp lines emphasize the contrast to its context and mountainous background. meanwhile, the two storey interior offers full height-glazing and a bottom level terrace which extends from the building and into the lake. this provides a peaceful respite to its remote location which can be accessed by a private driveway connected to land.
Tetchan Yakitori Bar
designed by Kengo Kuma
Tokyo, Japan 🔻🔺🔻🔺
Tufts of brightly coloured electrical cabling give the walls and furniture of this outstandingly unusual bar a hairy appearance.
The tangle of rainbow-hued wires drapes down the walls, over table-tops and chair backs, and around light-fittings in Tetchan.
Kengo Kuma & Associates renovated both the ground and first floors of the small eatery and bar and to contrast with the multi-coloured and jumbled aesthetic of the upper level, the architects added white and transparent details made from molten plastic to the street-level bar. "It is mostly made of recycled materials," said the studio.
"We applied recycled LAN cables, which we call Mojamoja, to describe its shaggy, woolly look, and what is called acrylic ball – left-over melted acrylic byproduct pieces.
"As a result, some amazing interiors emerged, where form becomes invisible, and only materiality and various colours appear as if floating in the air," added the team.
Slabs of melted acrylic were used to form the furniture downstairs, including a bar at the centre of the space. This was formed from stacked disks of the melted and solidified plastic, made translucent by its bubbly texture.
Metal-framed bar stools positioned around the edge of the serving counter have square seats made from the same molten acrylic material, while a graphic mural by Japanese artist Teruhiko Yumura covers one of the walls.
Vlasov’s striking conceptual architecture hits upon contemporary’s most important design features: sharpness, elegance, simplicity, and sleekness. The juxtaposition between nature and the rigidity of a man-made structure accentuate the beauty of the construction. Aesthetically beautiful, Vlasov’s work is efficiently displayed from every angle. @_vlasov_roman_